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GOP Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman Seeks State Senate Seat

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Republican Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Seaman says she plans to run for the Las Vegas-area state Senate seat held by a fellow Republican.

The freshman lawmaker confirmed Thursday that she'll seek the Senate District 6 seat. Republican state Sen. Mark Lipparelli was appointed to the post when former state Sen. Mark Hutchison left it to make his successful bid for lieutenant governor.

Seaman won the 2014 election in Assembly District 34 after her Democratic opponent was disqualified in a residency case. Democrats have a 12 percentage point advantage over Republicans in the district, and it would be hard for a Republican to keep the seat in a presidential election year.

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Seaman was among 10 Assembly Republicans who voted against a major tax plan.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Lipparelli would run.